We thought that AVENUE Q (winner of 3 – 2004 Tonys) would go on forever but it will be closing on April 28, 2019! Produced by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre and The New Group, it will have played 6537 performances on closing,from its first Broadway preview on July 14, 2003 to its final performance at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) on April 28 next year.
Additional Tonys for Best Music and Lyrics went to Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and Best Book of a Musical to Jeff Whitty for this historic production that redrew the landscape for innovation, originality and success on Broadway. A fresh and funny tale about people and puppets just out of college looking for their purpose in life, AVENUE Q has been groundbreaking in its appeal to young theatergoers who relate to the characters and the challenges they face learning adult life lessons about racism, coming out, unemployment, dating, sex and porn. The show has indeed captivated audiences of all generations with it singular, hilarious take on the traditional story of boy-meets-girl, boy-loses girl, boy tries to win girl back – except in AVENUE Q, the boy and girl just happen to be puppets.